Seriously, Go Play

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Play Do you play? Play is what you do to have fun. What defines play? One definition of play is: to amuse oneself, entertain oneself, enjoy, relax, frolic, frisk, to move or function freely, perform, or spontaneous activity of children. According to Perri Klass, M.D. in a NY Times article Taking Playtime Seriously play is “essential for development and essential for learning.” Kids naturally play from birth. […]

Be a Producer of Happiness

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Helen Keller found a silent voice of happiness despite being blind and deaf, while she brought happiness to others in her work. How could she find and be a producer of happiness?  Learning was a major hurdle for Helen Keller, because everything was harder — reading by braille, seeing by touch with fingers. Yet, Helen Keller was the first blind and deaf person to earn […]

What are the Messages in Your Messes?

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Look around. Listen, and notice. How do you feel?  What are the messages in your view?  You may discover that you can feel better by simply changing the view and creating a new message. Once upon a time, I worked in graphic design. It was a big part of my life, and still is a part of me, so I pay close attention to color, […]

Write Your Love Letter

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It’s the time of year when people start seeing hearts everywhere.  Cards from friends, lovers, and family. You can even find a heart symbol on your keyboard or mobile phone for texting! It’s the “love letter” of the keyboard. Maybe you can see the heart in this photo of the plant. How about seeing your own heart? Last night, I attended a talk by Tom […]

Oh, Wow! Someone Sent Me a Letter!

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Isn’t it fun to get a card in the mail from a friend? I love receiving them and sending them. As my kids have grown up, moving in and out, and going to different places, I’ve made it a custom to send envelopes with interesting stuff to them. Articles, Recipes, packages of tea, a $5 bill, and I include their mail that comes to my address.

Escape to Your Dreams

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Want an escape? TV, DSI’s, computers, i-pads, e-pads … they all offer a bit of fun and escape. Yet, too much of this sort of escape can make you wonder what happened with your days. Your life is made up of what you do with your time. We need to be watchful how we use this precious resource and what distracts us from using our […]